Wednesday, March 26, 2014

To Catch a Creeper by Ellie Campbell

Publishing March 24, 2014

Synopsis:

Cathy is riding high in her brand-new job at a (surprisingly bitchy) top London advertising agency working with best friend Rosa. But when Rosa’s pregnancy goes amiss and enemies sabotage her new career, she finds herself leading a chaotic double life of lies and deception, hiding a shameful secret from all, especially husband Declan who appears in the throes of a nervous breakdown.  Meanwhile she’s agreed to unmask the notorious Crouch End Creeper, a burglar terrorizing their neighbourhood. Little does she know that her meddling, assisted by fellow mothers (the Wednesday Once Weeklies) and the Neighbourhood Watch, will lead their dangerous opponent to murder.  And that it's not only the tall elegant transvestite who is placing herself at risk...

My Review:

This is the third book I have read by the dynamic duo of Ellie Campbell.   Each one has a great sense of humor and a wonderful story to share.   To Catch a Creeper had me laughing out loud and giggling, when I had to try to be quieter.  

Cathy is absolutely hilarious.   Even when she is hiding her secrets from her husband and living a rather odd life she kept the laughs coming, although I am not sure she always saw the humor in what was going on.   I am not sure I could have handled all that Cathy had on her plate, every single day.   She went to work, which was new to her after being a stay at home mom, she dealt with the kids, and she dealt with her husband, not to mention all the household chores that have to be done.   Then add the Creeper to her life and things get very interesting very fast.  Almost spiraling out of control.  

Her WOW’s are a great group of secondary characters.   They managed to keep her in line, some of the time, to call her out on her misgivings, help her keep her secrets, and catch the Creeper.  These are some ladies that everyone should have in their lives.   They also kept me in stitches, laughing and covering my mouth in shock at some of the conversations they had and the trouble they got into. 

I recommend all of Ellie Campbell’s books, but this one is definitely high on my list of books that I absolutely loved.
Buy Links:
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About the Authors
Ellie Campbell is a pseudonym for sisters, Pam Burks and Lorraine Campbell who collaborate across the mighty Atlantic from their respective homes in Surrey, England and Colorado, USA, finding writing together a great excuse for endless phone conversations.  Together they have written three previous novels How To Survive Your Sisters, When Good Friends Go Bad and Looking For La La.   They love any chance to connect with their readers.

Ellie Campbell is represented by the Hardman & Swainson Literary Agency (www.hardmanswainson.com). For further information and to get in contact with them please visit their website: www.chicklitsisters.com.
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Check out Looking for La La
In a recent survey 65% of mothers admitted feeling undervalued, over-criticised and constantly tired.

Cathy is no exception. Her dull, uneventful days as a stay at home, mother of two, are radically transformed however with the arrival of a heavily lipsticked postcard addressed to husband, Declan. Who is the mysterious La La? Could Declan really be having an affair? And is Cathy actually being stalked?

Whatever – it will definitely prove riveting gossip for the Tuesday Twice Monthlies, Cathy’s 'Mothers Restaurant Research’ group where scandal flows as recklessly as the wine. But what starts as a light-hearted investigation with best friend Raz, soon turns into something much more sinister.

With a possible murderer on the scene, a sexy admirer igniting long-forgotten sparks, and all her friends hiding secrets, it’s not only Cathy’s marriage that’s in jeopardy. Add in the scheming antics of Declan’s new assistant, the stress of organising the school Save The Toilet’s dance and the stage is set for a dangerous showdown and some very unsettling, possibly deadly, revelations.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Looking-for-La-ebook/dp/B00BJH29QQ


Ellie Campbell is generously offering a giveaway of a paperback copy of To Catch a Creeper PLUS £5/$10 Amazon Gift Card.  This giveaway is open Internationally.
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5 comments:

  1. Thanks for a great review, Charlotte, and for having us on your blog. We so appreciate it.

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  2. Might also add that we are offering How To Survive Your Sisters free today till March 30th at Amazon.com and Looking For La La at 99 cents!

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  3. Great review!
    Sounds very good :)

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  4. I love suspense injected with a healthy dose of humor .... thanks for featuring TO CATCH A CREEPER and recommending the other Ellie Campbell titles!

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